Usain Bolt and Beenie Man hosting birthday parties over the weekend is not sitting well with Jamaicans on social media.
The retired sprint legend and veteran Dancehall artiste’s respective events are being deemed as untimely and irresponsible.
Bolt and longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett first hosting his star-studded event on Friday (August 21). Several local celebrities such as Ding Dong Ravers and his Ravers Clavers dancing group, Ajji, Christopher Martin, and Munga Honourable many more were in attendance. Along with International footballers Leon Bailey and Raheem Sterling.
The “King of Dancehall” singer was next up on Saturday (August 21) – his event saw the likes of Bounty Killer, Popcaan, Konshens, Kemar Highcon, Mr LExx, Gyptian, Kabaka Pyramid and many others.
Social media users have been going off at the public figures saying they are setting the wrong example for their fans, “This is the problem with Jamaica some people think they are above the law, why are celebs keeping big events?” one user questioned.
“Suh how Beenie a keep party and him woman inna politics plus dem have no baby, this doah look good,” another added.
On Sunday (August 23), Jamaica recorded 116 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,529.
The newly confirmed cases are 68 females and 48 males, with ages ranging from 17 to 85 years.
The cases were recorded in Kingston & St Andrew (51); St Thomas (10); St Catherine (37); Clarendon (seven); Manchester (four); St Elizabeth, Hanover and Westmoreland, one each; and St Ann and St Mary, two each.
Five of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases; one was imported from the United Kingdom; and 110 cases are under investigation.
Meanwhile, two additional patients have recovered and have been released from care. Total recoveries are now at 819.
There are now 622 active cases currently under observation, and there are four moderately ill patients and four critically ill patients at this time.